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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson: "No More Postponing the Responsibilities of Congress"

May 19, 2015
Press Release
The American People Demand a Vote on a Long-Term Transportation Bill

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to end the cycle of kicking the can down the road when it comes to our nation’s infrastructure.  “Enough is enough.  It’s time to bring a fully funded, long-term transportation bill to the floor. It will pass.”  Larson has repeatedly joined his Democratic colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee in calling for hearings on the Highway Trust Fund, but the Republicans on the committee have not held a single hearing since they took charge in 2011.  

“This will be the sixth summer in a row we have gone without a long-term transportation bill,” said Larson.  “Congress should stay in session until we pass a bill that funds our nation’s infrastructure needs.  Infrastructure is neither Democratic nor Republican; it is American and it is necessary.  Congress needs to do its job to ensure that our roads and bridges are safe and to put the nation back to work.”